TOPEKA – Project ReDirectory phone book recycling began its 23rd year on Monday afternoon at Berryton Elementary, 2921 SE 69th.
Last year students of Berryton Elementary recycled the most outdated phone books earning the right to host the kick-off this year.
Students of Shawnee County schools, as well as citizens, are “challenged” to recycle their outdated phone books. The participating school that recycles the most outdated phone books per capita will receive a first place banner and host the 2013 kick off.
Project ReDirectory is part of YP’s, formerly AT&T Advertising Solutions’, corporate citizenship and sustainability efforts.
The campaign is sponsored by YP and organized by Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County. Topeka hosted the first telephone book recycling project in Kansas leading the way for other communities across the state to establish similar programs.
New 2012 Topeka YP Real Yellow Pages directories will be delivered to businesses and residences starting August 24 and outdated directories can then be dropped off at several locations throughout Topeka and surrounding communities from now through September 30.
Drop-off locations include:
• All Dillons Stores
• Auburn – Apple Mart
• Brookwood Covenant Church—3601 SW 33rd
• Carbondale – Skip’s Thriftway
• City Hall/County Court House – (Circle Drive)
• First Christian Church-1880 Gage
• First Lutheran Church—131 NE 46th
• Holton – Holton Country Mart
• Holton – Ron’s IGA
• Household Hazardous Waste Facility-131 NE 46th
• Meriden – Country Harvest
• Osage City – Jerry’s Thriftway
• Oskaloosa – Oskaloosa Thriftway
• Perry/Lecompton Thriftway
• Presidio—534 S. Kansas
• Rossville – Wehner’s Thriftway
• Seabrook Apple Market
• Silver Lake – Wehner’s Thriftway
• Valley Falls – Steve’s Thriftway
• Wal-Mart Super Center-1501 SW Wanamaker
• Washburn Rural High School—5900 SW 61st
Scouts can earn a 2012 YP Project ReDirectory patch provided by YP by collecting 10 or more phone books. Scout troops can contact the Keep America Beautiful – Topeka/Shawnee County office in Topeka for forms, and the patches will be distributed to the Scout troops upon receipt of the completed forms.
The paper for YP directories is manufactured employing environmentally responsible production methods, including the use of recycled paper waste and leftover scraps of sawdust and wood chips from lumber production processes. Residents and businesses can call YP Project ReDirectory at 1-800-953-4400 for information about recycling outdated phone books in this community. Consumers who would like to order directories or stop delivery of directories from any directory publisher can visit www.yellowpagesoptout.com.